A.M. Best Co. Reaffirms National Life’s Credit Rating

When the industry you work in identifies you as one of the best in class, that’s worth celebrating.

Once again, rating agency A.M. Best Co. has reaffirmed its financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) for the insurance companies of National Life Group.

The ratings reflect NL Group’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best assesses as very strong, as well as its strong operating performance, favorable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

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Focus on Finance: ESI Finance

As we continue our series on getting to know our Finance teams and all the work that they do, this week we introduce you to ESI Finance:

  • Tell us about the members of your team.

Eric Kucinskas, a CPA and FINRA Series 27 licensee, is ESI’s acting Financial and Operations Principal (FinOp), as well as a Director of Financial Reporting and resident investment accounting expert. Carrie Fox and Jaired Stewart have Series 99 (Operations Professional) licenses and passed the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam. They are two key members of our ESI finance team, and also support Life and Annuity financial reporting.

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Interns Arrive for the 2022 Season

It’s that time of year again! You may notice some fresh faces around our Vermont and Texas campuses. That’s because our 2022 intern program has officially started.

For the next eight weeks, more than two dozen college students will be joining us to gain valuable workplace experience, participate in learning sessions, and network with some of the best in the industry. The program will culminate the first week of August with project presentations.

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National Life is Bringing Safety and Security Team “In House”

As we know it today, campus security services are provided under contract by SSC. They have been a good partner and we have enjoyed working with their Connecticut based leadership team. However, as National Life continues to evolve forward, our support services must evolve too. It’s more important than ever to have a Safety & Security Team who align with our culture and our values, while representing our brand. In that spirit, we’ve made the decision to bring the safety and security functions in house.

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Add Your Announcement To Our Graduation Edition

Do you have a family member who is graduating from high school or college? Then send us a photo to include in our annual Graduation Edition!

We want to honor any employee or retiree who is graduating, as well as employee and retiree children, spouses, nieces, nephews, cousins, parents or any other family member.

If you or a loved one are matriculating from college or high school, this is the time to send us the details so we can share them with everyone else.

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NLG Capital Compliance Team Changes

The following announcement was distributed on behalf of Chris Zimmerman, Jason Doiron, and Ata Azarshahi on April 5, 2022:

We are excited to announce the next iteration of the Compliance function for the NLG Capital asset management team.  Effective April 1, NLG Capital compliance duties have been transitioned to Greg Teese and Justin Daniels.  Greg is stepping into the role of Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management, and Justin has been appointed Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management. 

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Organizational Changes in the Strategy, Information, and Technology Group

Chief Information Officer Nimesh Mehta made the following announcement on Thursday, April 21:

We have grown and matured tremendously as an organization over the last decade. In Marshall Goldsmith’s words, “What got you here won’t get you there.” We need to change, evolve, continue to innovate and transform to succeed in the future. As we prepare for the future, we must have an organizational structure that supports this journey. Our organization needs to create scale and capacity to support the initiatives we have in the future while balancing workloads, creating synergies, merging silos and aligning better with our business.

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